The market town of Forfar was once the centre of the ancient Kingdom of the Picts.
Set between two lochs, Forfar retains much of its traditional charm. There are many small shops selling specialities and local produce. One local speciality you cannot leave town without sampling is the famous Forfar 'Bridie', a meat-filled pastry traditionally eaten by farm workers. A monthly farmers' market is held in the town centre throughout the year.
For an insight into the town's history, art and industry, visit the Meffan Gallery and Museum. Here you can wander through time in an old cobbled vennel, peer into a knockmaker's workshop and see linen being woven. The Meffan also tells the grim history of Forfar's place in the 17th century witch hunts. If horticulture is your passion, then you can't leave the area without a visit to Pitmuies Gardens, with its roses, herbaceous borders and woodland walks.